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Paper Proposal Format

A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. The suggested limit of 225-450 words should not be constraining if the paper proposal is limited to the following factual highlights:

  • Description of the Proposed Paper: Outline the scope and nature of the work upon which the paper is based (e.g., field data, laboratory data, original analysis, or computer work). If the paper is a review paper, carefully state the extent of the coverage.
  • Application: Describe the possible applications of the information provided in the paper.
  • Results, Observations, and Conclusions: Summarise the results and major conclusions to be presented in the paper, and state how these differ from previous work on the same subject. State whether new information will be revealed and whether the data from field, laboratory, or computer work will be included.
  • Significance of Subject Matter: Describe the significance of the proposed paper by listing up to three technical contributions or additions to the technical knowledge base of the petroleum industry.

Technical Categories

Paper proposal technical categories are used to direct the paper proposals to the appropriate subject-matter experts for evaluation. Please indicate the category designation on the online form where indicated.

1. Emerging Technologies

  • Recovery in Unconventional Resource Systems
  • Advances in Reservoir Characterisation
  • Advanced in Reservoir Monitoring

2. Geosciences and Reservoir Characterisation Aspects of Unconventional Resources

  • Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Basin Centered Gas
  • Light, Tight Oil
  • Petrophysics of Unconventional Resources
  • Natural Fracture Analysis
  • Laboratory Services Analysis
    • Geochesmistry
    • Routine/SCAL (Permeability/Porosity)
    • Imaging (FIB/SEM, Pore/Core Modelling)
    • Seismic Identification of "Sweet Spots"

3. Well Construction Practices

  • Drilling Techniques and Best Practices
  • Novel Well Designs
  • Drilling Challenges of Multi-Well Pads
  • Wells Manufacturing Processes

4. Well Completion and Stimulation Practices

  • Completion/Perforation Techniques/Strategies
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Optimisation
  • Innovative Modelling Techniques/Case Histories
  • Case Histories of Challenging Well Completions
  • Geomechanical Challenges and Ensuring Well Integrity
  • Re-Stimulation — Practices and Results

5. Reservoir Engineering Aspects

  • Reservoir Production and Recovery Mechanisms
  • Phase Behavior of Reservoir Fluids
  • EUR and Performance Prediction
  • Reservoir Stimulation
  • Pressure Transient Testing/Well Testing

6. Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Resources/Coalbead Methane (CBM)

  • CSG/CBM Well Post-Shutdown Recovery Behaviour
  • Reservoir Management for CSG/CBM Systems
  • Enhanced CSG/CBM ( Injection, Stimulation)
  • Surface Network Modelling

7. Other Unconventional Resources

  • Geothermal
  • Gas Hydrates
  • Biogas
  • Underground Coal Gasification
  • Oil Shale and Heavy Oil In-situ Upgrading
  • Oil Shale Mining and Surface Processing

8. Development and Project Management

  • Well Spacing
  • Integrated Reservoir Management (IRM)
  • Artificial Lift to Optimise Reservoir Recovery
  • Resource and Reserve Estimation
    • Appraisal
    • De-risking 
  • Value Added Activities; Value of Information

9. Production and Operations

  • Produced Water Management
  • Flow Assurance/Production Chemistry
  • Artificial Lift
  • Production Improvement and Optimisation

10. Digital Oilfield

  • Data Acquisition, Monitoring and Control
  • Data vs. Information
  • Data-Driven Models and Data Integration

11. Environmental

  • Environment Management
    • Sensitive Areas
    • Non-Sensitive Areas
  • Groundwater and Geohazard Protection
  • Safety and Environmental Aspects

12. Stakeholder Management

  • Managing Roles, Expectations and Relationships
  • Social Investment and Impacts
  • Effective Communications Strategies

13. Mid-stream and Downstream Integration

  • Facility Issues — Unconventional Resources
  • Integrated Asset Management

14. Life-Cycle Processes/Demonstration Projects

  • Project Workflows
  • Illustrative Field Studies/Case Histories
  • Fit-for-Purpose Technology Demonstration Projects

15. Tight Gas Resources

  • Stimulation of Tight Gas Systems
  • Enabling Technologies Specific to Tight Gas
  • Production and Reservoir Engineering Aspects
  • Basin Centered Gas

16. Shale Gas Resources

  • Well Spacing and Well Interference
  • Flowback and Well Performance Challenges
  • Case Histories of Shale Gas Development

17. Liquid Rich Resources

  • Production and Reservoir Engineering Aspects
  • Assessment and Reserves
  • Development and Operations Issues

18. Value Chain of Unconventional Gas

  • Gas-to-Liquids (GTL)
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Gas Storage

19. Exploration and Appraisal

  • Formation Evaluation and Production Testing
  • Technical and Commercial Factors
  • Exploration Success/Failure Examples
  • Sweet Spot Identification

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